27.04.1943 No. 316 Squadron Spitfire Vb EP108 Sgt. Plenkiewicz
Date: 27th April 1943 (Tuesday)
Unit: No. 316 Squadron (Polish)
Type: Spitfire Vb
Base: R.A.F. Northolt, Middlesex
Location: Manor Farm, Shepperton, Middlesex.
Pilot: Sgt. Antoni Stefan Plenkiewicz P.784796 P.A.F. Age 21. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
During training the two aircraft collided and crashed on Manor Farm, Shepperton, Middlesex.
For details on the other pilot see Sgt. Jerzy Janusz Gierczycki.
Notes: EP108 was built by Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory and powered with a Merlin 45 R.R Engine.
Course 23, 58 O.T.U: Front row: P/O. Bendit, P/O. Banach, F/O. Andersz, Fl/Lt. Ridkosil, F/O. Preihs, P/O. Ciach, P/O. Birtus – Centre row: Sgt. Ziendalski, Sgt. Haczkiewicz, Sgt. Makowski, Sgt. Muszynski, Sgt. Gilis, Sgt. Orzechowski, Sgt. Plenkiewicz -Rear row: Sgt. Bednarz, Sgt. Starzynski, Sgt. Kierski, Sgt. Sztuka, Sgt. Murkowski, Sgt. Kobylinski
Sgt. Antoni Stefan Plenkiewicz. Northwood Cemetery Sec. H. Grave 400. Born 16 May 1921 Lwowskie, Poland. No N.o.K details currently available.
Researched for relatives of the two pilots with thanks to additional information from The Grangemouth Air Cadets and the Grangemouth Spitfire Memorial Trust who provided me with so much information and assistance during my visit, Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński – ‘Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945’.